Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


The Best History Books of May

Late spring/early summer isn't traditionally a great time for history books--but this season is different. There are a number of excellent history reads coming down the pike (and many have dark, decidedly un-summery covers). Here are some favorites for May.

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The Best Mysteries and Thrillers of May

There are a lot of familiar authors in the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of May, and some new voices in the genre, as well. Here's a sampling.

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Is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" a Book You Should Read?

We all know the title. But is it worth reading now?

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And the Edgar Goes to...

The Mystery Writers of America announced The Edgar Awards last week. Honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television, the winners were announced at the 71st Annual Gala, held in New York at the Grand Hyatt.

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of April

What a great month for Mysteries & Thrillers. Here is a selection of some of our favorite Mysteries & Thrillers of April.

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Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize Winners

Winners included a Nobel Prize winner and some of our favorite debut authors of 2016.

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Think About Taxes - T.R. Reid on "A Fine Mess"

Now that our taxes are completed (hopefully), it's a good time to think about taxes. Or at least the future of taxes. They could be a lot simpler and easier -- and it could happen soon.

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A Conversation Between Karin Slaughter and Sara Paretsky

It's just a week before the publication of Sara Paretsky's new V.I. Warshawski novel Fallout-- and Karin Slaughter and Paretsky got to talking...

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Announcing the Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced. Here are the winners in Literature, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, and General Nonfiction, along with the reason given by the committee:

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Here are the Finalists for the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards

For those who could use a thrill in their life.

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